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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Jul 3, 2007 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

the two concerts that brought me to tears were Tom Waits back in '87 and a Neil Diamond show. and before the cracks start i just need to say that Neil rules and nothing will change that.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 3, 2007 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

While I would not list him among my personal faves, I have no problem at all believing he could have that effect. The man is renowned for giving 100%. And he wrote some damned good songs in his time.

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Poster: dstanme Date: Jul 3, 2007 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

Crackling Rosie...um...okay...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 3, 2007 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

Hey, he was one of the artists brought on stage for The Last Waltz....

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 3, 2007 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

I always recall this Ron Wood remembrance about Neil Diamond from the Last Waltz:

"At The Last Waltz, Neil Diamond, who's one of my pet hates - in fact, none of us understand what he was doing there anyway - came off stage and Bob's just about to go on. And as he came off, Diamond said, You're really gonna have to go some to follow me, man. I was so great. And Bob says, What do you want me to do, go on stage and fall asleep?"

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 3, 2007 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

Ouch.

I guess he deserved that.

But you might recall that right before the Neil D performance in the movie is where Robbie was talking about The Band cutting their teeth working with the Tin Pan Alley crowd, which is also where Diamond got his start, so we can conclude, even though it was unapparent to Ron Wood, that they had a long friendship with him and that's why he was invited to take part in that show.

As always, to each his own. With regard to the other comment in this thread about Cracklin' Rosie, which I might be misinterpreting as sarcasm (and if so, then please disregard), that's one of those old AM radio nuggets that brings back some pretty nice memories for me.

I never thought I'd be in a discourse about Neil Diamond here at the Dead forum, but I started this whole thread to begin with.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 3, 2007 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

Ouch is right!!!

I just wanted to pass on the Wood comment by itself.

Actually, I kind of like the Neil D. that composed: Solitary Man; Red, Red Wine; Sweet Caroline and others.

In looking at his tunes, who would have thought that neil d. would have writen: "the pot smoker's song"...

Regarding the Last Waltz: I just try to enjoy it for what it is, a group of fine musicians that all seem to be having fun and not focus on all the angnst and issues within The Band and even the making of the movie itself. Just some great performances all-around, from the van to the staple singers to neil Y..

At times I wish that I had moved to SF in 77 and not 97; though I am still continually spoiled by good music at great venues.

One thing I love about this site is that it takes me down some musical trails that I don't expect to be traveling and they usually lead to gold.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 3, 2007 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind

Indeed he was.

They brought on another guy named Neil, too, and pulling those heartstrings isn't beyond him, either.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 3, 2007 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dry Your Eyes On The Wind - Sorry, I had to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2C9oMmwl80&mode=related&search=

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